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We will be boarding on a Saturday and overnighting before the ship leaves on Sunday. How easy will it be to board Saturday and have lunch on the ship, then go back off for awhile? Again, on Sunday, we hope to get off for awhile in the morning. This is our first time in Venice, so not sure how this will work out. We will have a few days pre-cruise to have done most of our touring already. 

Thanks for any advice. 

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Should be no problem at all.  Great way to see Venice.  You will need to make sure that you return in time for the Safety Drill, before sail away.

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Agree, no problem at all. This happens a lot at Venice...in fact we have a cruise booked for 2020 that has two overnights at Venice. Many cruise lines have overnights at Venice.

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If you are going to stay at a Venice hotel (the night before the cruise) you might want to reconsider the idea of going to the port,  checking-in, going to the ship, dropping your carry-on luggage, heading off the ship, probably getting the internal port bus over to the People Mover, taking that over to the Piazale Roma, etc etc.  While certainly doable this is going to use up a lot of your precious port time.   As an alternative, consider asking your hotel to hold your luggage for a few hours (all hotels will do this) and spend the morning and early afternoon continuing to enjoy Venice.  Then after lunch you can head over to the port, check in, and once aboard...stay aboard since you will likely have the muster drill 30-60 min prior to departure.

 

Hank

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Agree with Hank, spend time on land before the cruise to see as much as you can.  The logistics on and off the ship really eat up a lot of time.   We have done both and find exploring the city much easier when staying right in it. 

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On ‎1‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 7:49 AM, SSAtlantic said:

We will be boarding on a Saturday and overnighting before the ship leaves on Sunday. How easy will it be to board Saturday and have lunch on the ship, then go back off for awhile? Again, on Sunday, we hope to get off for awhile in the morning. This is our first time in Venice, so not sure how this will work out. We will have a few days pre-cruise to have done most of our touring already. 

Thanks for any advice. 

 

The logistics on and off the ship take time.  However, it is more than doable.  On one trip we checked in, had lunch, went into Venice, back to the ship for dinner and then out again until almost midnight.  In the morning we were off again.

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